Rocky Road Cheesecake

This is hands down my best chocolate cheesecake recipe that’s just been dressed up for a rocky road fix. It’s creamy in body and covered in melted chocolate and topped with mini marshmallows and salted almonds – it’s my favorite chocolate cheesecake to date. The cheesecake body reminds me of hot chocolate in flavor but then the marshmallows and almonds hit and its all rocky road, baby!

Rocky Road Cheesecake

 

If you noticed last week, I posted only once. Once –very unlike me, but I was on deadline with a project and last week was crunch time. Now that I’m done with it, I’m holding my breath it’s accepted.

While I’m holding my breath, I can at least get back to a regular posting schedule. So yes, I will be back on schedule with posting 3-4 times this week. That said, enough chattering from me, I need to get baking.

See you Tuesday!

A few notes:

  • This is my very best chocolate cheesecake recipe that can easily be adapted for a variety of flavors like a turtle cheesecake or S’mores and many others.
  • I used a 3×6 inch pan since I like my cheesecakes tall, but a more traditional 2×8 inch pan will work just fine. If you are using a 2×8 inch pan decrease the bake time to 25-30 minutes.
  • For the chocolate portion you can change out the ratio to suit your taste. I went heavy on the dark chocolate as that’s my preference.
  • For the almond portion, I used Blue Diamond’s Salted Roasted Almonds for the added saltiness which gives the top sweet and salty combo

Rocky Road Cheesecake

Preparation: Heat oven to 350 degree F.

Ingredients:

Crust

  • 14 Oreos, crushed
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted

Cheesecake

  • 10 oz. dark chocolate
  • 4 oz. semi-sweet chocolate
  • 16 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 1 ¼ cup sugar
  • ¾ cups sour cream
  • 3 eggs

Topping

  • 4oz. chocolate, melted
  • ¾ cup mini marshmallow
  • ½ cup Blue Diamond Salted and Roasted Almonds, coarsely chopped

Instructions:

To make crust:

  1. Crush Oreos to a fine crumb in a food processor or place Oreos in a Ziploc bag and use a rolling pin to roll over and crush. Combine crushed Oreos and melted butter and mix to combine.
  2. Press Oreo mixture into bottom of pan. Place pan in oven and bake at 350 degrees F for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and set aside.

To make cheesecake:

  1. Place both chocolates in a heat proof bowl over simmering water and stir constantly until chocolate is melted; set aside.
  2. Place cream cheese and sugar in a stand mixer bowl fitted with a paddle attachment and cream on medium speed. Add in sour cream and beat to combine. Add in eggs and beat until combined. Turn mixer to low and gradually add in chocolate beat until combined.
  3. Pour cheesecake mixture over Oreo crust and bake at 350 degrees F for 40-45 minutes (25-30 minutes for an 8 inch pan). Center should slightly jiggle when pan is tapped. Allow cheesecake to cool for completely. Cheesecake will slightly fall once cooled.

To finish with topping:

  1. Pour melted chocolate on top then sprinkle almonds and marshmallows on top of chocolate.
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46 Responses to “Rocky Road Cheesecake”

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    Reem | Simply Reem — February 20, 2012 @ 6:15 am

    Absolutely Beautiful!!!!
    This cheesecake looks delicious beyond words and the way you have described its texture… I am sooooo Drooling….

    Gorgeous pictures as well!!

    Wishing you all the best for your project.

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    Sara — February 20, 2012 @ 6:19 am

    This looks ah-mazing!

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    Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga — February 20, 2012 @ 6:40 am

    Thanks for sharing that “This is my very best chocolate cheesecake recipe”– that speaks volumes coming from you and I am booking marking this.

    It looks beyond fabulous; both the recipe AND the photography. STUNNING!

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    Anna — February 20, 2012 @ 8:04 am

    It looks amazing :)
    I love chocolate cheesecake and I must try this one

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    Katie — February 20, 2012 @ 8:56 am

    That looks completely divine. It’s only breakfast time here but I want a slice so badly!

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    Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen — February 20, 2012 @ 9:59 am

    Wow, just wow on the styling and the photography here. That second photo just blew me away.

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    Kulsum at JourneyKitchen — February 20, 2012 @ 12:39 pm

    I agree! Your styling is amazing! And I have no doubt that this is infact the best chocolate cheese cake.

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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — February 20, 2012 @ 12:42 pm

    This cake is absolutely beautiful! And your photos are stunning too….plain and simply, you rock!

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    mireia — February 20, 2012 @ 3:17 pm

    This looks absolutely amazing!! Thanks for sharing!

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    Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — February 20, 2012 @ 3:29 pm

    OH MY! This is insane. Love it. :)

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    Annie @ Annie's Cooking Lab — February 20, 2012 @ 3:55 pm

    That looks ridiculously good! Cheesecake is one of my favorite desserts, especially if it has some marshmallows on top!

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    Becca — February 20, 2012 @ 4:04 pm

    I love cheesecake and this looks to die for.

    And the photography is gorgeous!

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    Snippets of Thyme — February 20, 2012 @ 4:09 pm

    Beautiful first photo! It looks so decadent and gorgeously delicious!

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    Jenny — February 20, 2012 @ 4:16 pm

    Naomi – again – sorry to repeat myself but you are amazing!

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    Liz @ Tip Top Shape — February 20, 2012 @ 4:40 pm

    Oohh, I sort of want this now. So I can eat it for every single meal. Great recipe :D

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    linda — February 20, 2012 @ 4:46 pm

    you had me @ oreo crust! that is my all time fav crust & i love baking small & high cheesecakes as well…
    cannot wait to try my hand @ this recipe!
    do you ever use water baths when baking?
    your blog is truly elegant & your photography stunning & your presentation amazing! i enjoy bakersroyale so very much! thank you!

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    chris — February 20, 2012 @ 4:49 pm

    you just made a pregnant women very very happy

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    Mary @ Bake Break — February 20, 2012 @ 5:12 pm

    Excuse my language… but HOLY CRAP, Naomi, this looks freaking amazing!!! I’m a huge fan of cheesecake and this is PERFECT. I love it.

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    Kristen — February 20, 2012 @ 5:50 pm

    Oh my heavens… this looks so good, Naomi!

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    Benthe — February 20, 2012 @ 7:46 pm

    It looks so good, and gorgeous as well :) I see myself coming home after school with friends and eating this with a hot cup a choco

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    Jessica @ How Sweet — February 20, 2012 @ 8:27 pm

    Not sure if I’ve seen anything as fabulous as these. Please come make me some!

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    Maria — February 20, 2012 @ 11:04 pm

    Wow, now that is a dessert!

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    Krissy's Creations — February 21, 2012 @ 5:25 am

    Anything fancied up with Rocky Road is my kind of dessert! I saw this dessert and instantly craved Rocky Road {anything} :)

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    Sukaina — February 21, 2012 @ 6:38 am

    Wow wow wow! That as usual looks utterly amazing! Can I come stay with you so you can tecah me to bake like you and photograph like you?!

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    sarah — February 21, 2012 @ 8:55 am

    I am 100% trying that dessert with quark as a cream cheese substitute. It’s hard to find good philli creamcheese in Europe. Looks delish. Thanks for posting the great recipe.

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    Athena — February 21, 2012 @ 5:27 pm

    I love the mood you’ve set, and the cheesecake looks divine. I’m assuming the pan is not a springform, though, is it terribly difficult to remove the cake from the pan? I have a 3×6 and would like to give this a shot.

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    Desiree — February 21, 2012 @ 11:09 pm

    i just stumbled across your blog and i’m hooked! can’t wait to go back and read more. everything looks amazing!!

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    Yue — February 22, 2012 @ 8:04 am

    Looks absolutely amazing! The photos are stunning :)

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    Brandon @ Kitchen Konfidence — February 22, 2012 @ 10:40 pm

    Love this!! Looks soooo delicious. I’m thinking I would throw some espresso powder into the cheesecake :)

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    Elizabeth — February 22, 2012 @ 11:27 pm

    Just made this for my son’s 16th birthday. Waiting for it to cool now. Can’t wait!

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    Asmita — February 23, 2012 @ 12:43 am

    Omg, this looks insanely good!!!

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    Amrita — February 23, 2012 @ 7:49 am

    That is nothing short of orgasmic!

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    Roxana GreenGirl { A little bit of everything} — February 24, 2012 @ 3:46 am

    my all time favorite dessert is chocolate cheesecake. reading this is your very best chocolate cheesecake says a lot. Can’t wait to find a moment to make this!

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    Javelin Warrior — February 24, 2012 @ 2:09 pm

    Naomi, I have yet to bake a successful chocolate cheese cake (of any kind!) so this is awe-inspiring-greatness! Truly decadent and gorgeous photos… I have featured this post in today’s Friday Food Fetish roundup. Let me know if you have any objections and thanks as ever for the inspiration…

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    Vicki V — February 25, 2012 @ 1:28 pm

    Looks divine. How do you stay thin when you bake creations like this?!

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    Memoria — February 26, 2012 @ 1:02 am

    Oooo, I wonder how this would taste with homemade marshmallow cream on top instead of the mini-marshmallows. I’d have to 86 the nuts, too…so it would be a “Smooth, Sticky Road Cheesecake” instead of a rocky one haha. It looks amazing.

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    Kristina — February 27, 2012 @ 2:51 am

    This cheesecake looks absolutely delicious! I just made some rocky road brownies this week and I’m not obsessed with anything rocky road, I need to try this! So happy I found your blog :)

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    Ela — April 5, 2012 @ 2:09 pm

    How do you take out a whole cheese cake out of the pan in one piece? How do you prepare your pan for this?

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    Trina — April 6, 2013 @ 1:59 pm

    Did You Use A Regular 6 Inch Pan Or Was It A Springform?

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    Linn — September 7, 2013 @ 2:46 pm

    Lovely! I just made (and ate) this one. Pretty “stodgy” but OH so good! Added some pistachios to the topping and it was great! THANKS A LOT for an awesome blog!:)

    Love from Sweden

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    rhonda — February 10, 2014 @ 9:06 am

    left the 8 inch pie in for 45 minutes and it was still undercooked and i followed the directions to the letter. it was a shame because of the expensive ingredients that i wasted because of the fear of eating it with 3 eggs in it that may not have been completely cooked. did you get the time wrong because an 8 inch is thicker than a 9 inch and by all accounts should take longer to bake than the 9 inch.

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    Elmi a — July 28, 2014 @ 3:17 am

    Perfect!

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